When people think of Los Angeles and Hollywood, one of the first things that come up in their minds is the movie industry. With Los Angeles being the home of many top studios and the homes of actors, it’s only natural that the top movie museum’s exist there as well.
One of the movie museums that is the highlight of any tour is The Hollywood Museum, located on 1660 North Highland in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Museum is one of the largest public museums in Los Angeles and features four floors of memorabilia from all genres of the movie industry. From current shows like Glee, to originals like Marilyn Monroe, a wide variety of costumes, films, exhibits, and special items can be found on the walls of this gem. With admission being only $15, the Hollywood Museum offers a full day of enjoyment where you can slowly stroll through movie and Hollywood history.
Movie history and television history are captured here as you can see Lucille Ball’s lipstick to Ricky Ricardo’s conga drums. If you are a fan of “Cleopatra”, featuring Elizabeth Taylor, you can see the gowns and outfits used in the shooting of this movie. The Hollywood Museum specializes in the collection of early movie masterpieces and the preservation of memorabilia in these Oscar winning classics.
As a sports fan, one of the biggest highlights, were the original boxing gloves signed from the Oscar winning movie, “Rocky”, as signed by Sylvester Stallone. These gloves were used during the filming and were used in the final fight scene of the classic sports film.
If you take the tour to the basement of the museum, the jail house scene of Hannibal Lecter’s “Silence of the Lambs”. As you talk past this piece of movie history, you can hear the sounds of Anthony Hopkins legendary performance fill your head and give you a moment of clarity.
As you can see, The Hollywood Museum is a must see on your movie museum tour and if you’re in Los Angeles, be sure to stop by and enjoy movie history.